Come Prepared For Your First Class In One Of San Jose’s Best Hot Yoga Studios!
If you have never exercised in a hot yoga studio, you might be apprehensive. Beginners typically have a lot of questions:
- Why the heat?
- How hot is it?
- What will happen to me?
- Will I pass out?
- Can I leave the room?
- Should I eat before class?
Don’t worry! Balance Yoga Center in San Jose has your answers. Here’s what you can do to help the heat be amazing for you!
- Prepare for class by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Bring a water bottle with you. Take an electrolyte supplement immediately after class. We recommend and sell Superieur™ Electrolytes, but any electrolyte supplement product will do .
- Come on an empty stomach, or have a small snack (like an apple with nut butter) an hour before the class. Avoid a big burrito or larger meal before your class as this can cause nausea during your practice.
- You may feel light-headed, nauseous, and/or dizzy in your first few classes. This is normal and will subside over time as your body gets used to moving around in a hot yoga studio.
- Stay in the room and acclimate. Acclimation in your first goal. Be in the room and feel hot. Sit down and watch the class. Child’s pose is a nice way to drop your heart rate if you are feeling overwhelmed. The more time you are in the room, the less hot you will feel.
The heat is addicting. Balance Yoga Center in San Jose has seen many heat skeptics that ONLY want to practice in a hot yoga studio after they acclimate.
The heat in our hot yoga studio benefits your body in many ways. For one, it will warm your body resulting in better overall movement. Because of increased movement, your body will only need a few warm-up exercises. And lastly, your heart rate will elevate, which increases your cardiovascular health.
Be prepared, you will sweat a lot! The hot yoga studios have industrial strength humidifiers. Humidity is amazing for your lungs. The humid air will also promote sweating. We’ve often hear, “I’ve never sweat so much in my life,” from new students in our hot yoga classes. Be sure to bring a towel to soak it all up!